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Steve Lopes: Encountered

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Steve Lopes: Encountered

Sat 21 May - Sun 17 July


Steve Lopes: Encountered is a survey exhibition of works from 1997 to 2021, including rarely seen drawings, prints and collages, together with the artist’s diaries and drawing books.

Lopes is a Sydney-based painter with a studio in Millthorpe. He is known for his figurative landscapes and often works en plein air, painting vignettes of places that are then used as references for large-scale studio works.

Curated by Kon Gouriotis, the exhibition considers how the artist reflects on our age of complexity, volatility and crisis through thematic narratives of migration and place, the body on the land and the land without the body. Voids, barriers and passages that appear and reappear play an important role in Lopes’ work and provide insights into his philosophy.

An Orange Regional Gallery and S.H. Ervin Gallery partnership exhibition curated by Kon Gouriotis OAM.

IMAGE: Steve Lopes, Exposed Wood, Mont St Quentin, 2017, oil on canvas, 140 x 160cm, Gallipoli Club Collection, Parliament House Canberra.


Sat 21 May
Sun 17 July
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Orange Regional Gallery
(02) 6393 8133
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Orange Regional Gallery
149 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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02 6393 8136
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